My family and I have enjoyed living in the Traverse City area for over 25 years. There are so many great activities we are able to do just minutes from our home. Since we are active outdoor people, we enjoy hiking, biking and golfing. There are several large size lakes within walking distance that we enjoy boating, fishing and canoeing on. In the winter months, we can either cross country ski right from our back yard or use the ski resorts that are within a short drive. Some of the less active past times we also enjoy are visiting all the great local restaurants and shopping in Traverse City. When we travel, we have greatly enjoyed going out west to the Nevada, Arizona and California area which we hope to be visiting again soon.